Monday, October 24, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Challenge: Sketch #183

Hi there!

It's so nice to see you.

This week at  Atlantic Hearts, Michelle has created a new sketch for us to play with. 
Here it is:

Sketch #183
created by Michelle Stewart
at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
 (Digitized by Brandi Robinson)
I must say, I thought this would be a hard one, but as soon as I decided to create a horse-themed card, the process flew like the wind. LOL! Gotta love that! I also got to use some of my fave CTMH paper collection to make this card. It's called "Urban", and I love how the paper has such a textured look to it!

Here is what I created: 

"Thanks" card
 created using

  AHSC Sketch #183
This was the final card I needed to add to our Autism Centre's current supply of Thank You cards. I volunteered to make all the cards they needed, and asked them to give me a "number", which they did. :)  Our communities here in the Annapolis Valley have been awesome and there are many people who deserve to be thanked for supporting our Centre's work. What better than a handmade card? It's been a pleasure to do it, and I hope they ask me again!

I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out! I popped up the oval with the horses on it to give it some dimension.

Bronze Shimmer Trim- CTMH (this colour is retired but others are available
Durables Antiqued Gold Studs- CTMH (retired)
"Urban" Paper Collection- CTMH (retired) 
Chocolate cardstock-CTMH
Colonial White cardstock- CTMH
Chocolate Exclusive ink- CTMH
"A Variety of Thanks" stamp set B1471- CTMH
Horse trio digital image:  The Graphics Fairy
Corner punch
Foam squares

I also created a "With Sympathy" card using this sketch.
Supplies are similar, except the following:

Cashmere cardstock- CTMH
Champagne cardtock- CTMH
Saffron Exclusive ink- CTMH
Piper image- The Graphics Fairy
"Sincere Expressions" stamp set A1146- CTMH (retired)

Here's the card. Hope you like it! 

 Sympathy card
created using
AHSC Sketch #183
Hope you get a chance to come by Atlantic Hearts and play this week~ we'd love to see what you can create with Sketch #183!

Thanks for popping by! :)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A new Christmas card!!

I am on the Design Team at the Christmas Cards all Year 'Round blog. 
This month, our fearless leader at CCAYR, Deanne, asked us to create cards using a "little or a lot" of orange! (Orange is her favourite colour.)

What a true challenge, but perfect for a fall month like October, but WOW- Orange!!? For Christmas??

Here is what I came up with!! I am so pleased with this card. I actually made two for my card stash, with each a tad bit different from the another. I cannot create two cards the same, you know! **wink** LOL 

October Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round
 "use a little or a lot of orange"
Goldrush cardstock: CTMH
Colonial White cardstock: CTMH
Goldrush Exclusive Ink: CTMH
Saffron Exclusive ink: CTMH
Honey Exclusive ink: CTMH (retired)
Blue enamel dots: CTMH
Patterned papers; Pathfinding, Sarita and White Pines: CTMH (all retired) 
Microtip scissors used for fussy-cutting: CTMH
Angelic Blessings stamp set: C1507 CTMH (retired)
Mary and Babe stamp set:C1562 CTMH (retired)

Thanks so much for looking at this latest card for my DT work at CCAYR. We all LOVE having you with us ---  and we'll keep on making Christmas cards together!

Having some cards already made when Christmas arrives makes a big difference in a busy season, doesn't it?  

Be sure to join in the challenge over at CCAYR. Love to see what you come up with! The challenge guidelines are simple. 

See you there! :) 

Monday, October 10, 2016

My creation for AHSC Sketch #181

Thanks for coming by! It's wonderful to see you! 

Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and lets have a peek at what I made with the "latest and greatest" sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

This sketch was created by Michelle Stewart and digitized by Brandi Robinson over at AHSC.
I love everything about it!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Sketch #181

 (by Michelle Stewart)
I decided to create a card for Pete's parents in New Brunswick cause it's their wedding anniversary later this month. 
I have been so busy the past few months, I'd barely gotten ahead with my family cards, but this one is ready with over a week's notice. AT LEAST I managed that! :) Off into the mail it goes later this week! 
Here's what I came up with-
 Anniversary Card
created with
AHSC Sketch #181


The card uses some beautiful paper from the "Curio" collection by BasicGrey. "Curio" was released in 2010, so that's more "old" patterned paper being USED UP in my collection! YAY!   (I am so sad that BasicGrey is gone... many scrappers are.) :(
I will miss BasicGrey. Will you? 

The cardstock I used is "Saddle" by CTMH. Such a versatile colour! It is available HERE.
The banners were also small scrap pieces of the "Curio" paper. Gotta love scraps! 
The cream lace I used for the top banner was from a lace pack by Kaisercraft.

Inks- all CTMH. They were:
New England Ivy
Creme Brulee (retired)
Ponderosa Pine (retired)

Stamped greeting was the D1283 "Say it in Style" stamp set from CTMH (retired) 

The beautiful little cottage image, which I popped up with foam tape, was a freebie from the Graphics Fairy. She has posted both a birthday greeting cottage and a plain cottage. So sweet. I just LOVE the Graphics Fairy! My MIL loves vintage and I have hit the jackpot for images to use in making cards for her! Perfect site for vintage , IMHO. 

Hope you liked my card! We also hope to see you over at the AHSC blog. There's always a challenge going on! It'd be fun to see you visiting and playing along! 

Chat soon!!!